/ 2021 / Portraiture / Personality

The Iceman | Wim Hof

  • Prize
    Gold in Portraiture/Personality
  • Photographer
    Jeroen Nieuwhuis

Wim Hof got his nickname “The Iceman” by breaking a number of records related to cold exposure including: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes.

Using “cold, hard nature” as his teacher, his extensive training has enabled him to learn to control his breathing, heart rate, and blood circulation and to withstand extreme temperatures.

Jeroen Nieuwhuis is a commercial portrait photographer based in the Netherlands. Shooting professionally since the age of 17 (now 29) he continuously works for clients all across the globe and has worked with some of the largest advertising companies such as Belstaff, Harman Kardon, Heineken, JBL, Johnnie Walker, Shimano, and many more. Top-tier brands in the photography industry such as Broncolor (flash equipment) and Phase One (camera brand) widely promoted his imagery and way of working on their websites and social media. Broncolor even took it a step further and made him an ambassador.

Awards Red Bull Illume 2013 | Winner in category close-up
PX3 2020 | Gold winner portraiture/personality professional
PX3 2020 | Silver winner portraiture/personality professional
PX3 2020 | Silver winner advertising/other professional (2x)
PX3 2020 | Honorable mention portraiture/culture professional (2x)
International Photography Awards 2020 | Honorable mention (3x)
ND Awards 2020 | Honorable mention (3x)
Tokyo Int’l Foto Awards 2020 | Gold winner people/culture
Tokyo Int’l Foto Awards 2020 | Silver winner advertising travel/tourism
Tokyo Int’l Foto Awards 2020 | Honorable mention editorial – personality
Fine Art Photography Awards 2020 | 1st place winner – people (professional category)